Posted: 06/06/2012 at 22:35
Can anyone help??
This only started this year but I am having major problems with Wood Pigeon's. They are eating the leaves off of my ornamental red leafed plum tree. This started this spring when the blossom appeared. They started to eat this and then when the new leaf shoots started they began to eat that aswell and are still eating the leaves now. They are stripping my poor tree of it's leaves and I fear that if I don't stop them they will kill the tree.
The tree is approx 15 years old and they never did this till this year. They used to sit on a neighbouring crab apple tree but since the neighbour went mad with his over enthusiastic pruning they have moved on to my tree and are decimating it. I've never seen pigeon's doing this till now - why do they do this!!!!!
Any ideas or help on how I can stop them from doing this would be greatly appreciated please. I'm desperate to stop them from killing my beautiful tree. Thank you.